Special Service incidents can fall into many different categories depending upon the nature of the incidents. For example this could be a road traffic collision, flooding, animal rescue or assisting other agencies. For information on what a special service incident is please visit our page 'Incident Types We Attend'.
The information below describes the number and types of special service incidents County Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service has attended within the previous 10 years. Please note that in April 2009 the national incident recording system (IRS) was introduced by the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG). This new national system required all fire and rescue services to record and submit details of every incident they attend to DCLG in great detail. Prior to April 2009 much less detailed information was submitted to DCLG.
This new system also contains specific guidance on how to categorise incidents. As a result of this greater detail and further guidance some disparity exits between statistics prior and post April 2009. Also, some of the incident subtypes are not the same and IRS contains many more subtypes. Therefore in the charts below showing data since 2001, the data has been aggregated to groups to enable some comparisons to be made.
All Special Service Incidents - (Click image to enlarge)
2017/18 Special Service Incident Types - (Click image to enlarge)